Edinburgh flooding: Dramatic images show local park submerged in water amid yellow warning

Edinburgh City Council has closed West Princes Street Gardens and Inch Park until further notice.

Heavy rain caused chaos on Thursday with localized flooding reported across the city.

Images released by the city council show Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens path submerged in water.

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This is because a yellow weather warning is in effect until 3am on Friday.

Locals have been urged to exercise caution as the Water of Leith has overflowed in some areas. Flood gates at Baird Drive and Rocheid Colonies are closing and localized flooding has been reported in Stockbridge, Rocheid Path, Bonnington, Katesmill and Bogsmill.

Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

(Image: Edinburgh City Council)

The Council wrote: “Due to flooding, both West Princes Street Gardens and Inch Park are closed until further notice. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain covering Edinburgh until the early hours of Friday morning.”

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